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Barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking for young elite athletes: a qualitative study

Gulliver, Amelia; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Christensen, Helen

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Background Adolescents and young adults experience a high level of mental disorders, yet tend not to seek help. Research indicates that there are many barriers and facilitators to help-seeking for young people in the general community. However there are limited data available for young elite athletes. This study aims to determine what young elite athletes perceive as the barriers and facilitators to help-seeking for common mental health problems. Methods Fifteen elite athletes aged...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-09-26
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11433
Source: BMC Psychiatry 12 (2012): 157
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-157

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